Following on from the success of the previous APL Business Development Programme, this course is once again returning!

Taking place over four days, this exclusive training course is limited to 10 attendees to ensuring dedicated one-to-one guidance, and will cover all you need to further develop your business.

Course Dates

  • Part 1 — 16-17 October 2018
  • Part 2 — 13-14 November 2018
  • Part 3 — 11 December 2018

Horticulture House, Manor Court, Chilton, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RN

Part 1
16-17 Oct 2018 — Developing a Business Plan — 2 days

  • Business planning process
  • Looking ahead – factors that could impact your business
  • Business SWOT analysis
  • Developing your long term goal/vision
  • What is your purpose/values
  • Your mix of business/customers
  • Development options
  • Balancing development – setting objectives financially, identifying target markets/customers, for staff and efficiency of operation and processes
  • Developing a 1 page business plan
  • Marketing your business, who to target and how
  • Sales leads and creating a pipeline of potential customers
  • Refining business processes and increasing efficiency of operation
  • People development planning

Part 2
13-14 Nov 2018 — Financial Planning and Management — 2 days

  • Business simulation working in teams to plan the development of a business and review financial impact of decisions made at each team meeting
  • Scope of financial management
  • Managing income
  • Controlling costs
  • Getting better deals
  • Relationship of mark ups to margins
  • Project planning
  • Budgets and forecasting
  • Capital planning and depreciation
  • Profit and loss account
  • Key financial indicators to look at
  • Calculating break even
  • Managing cash flow
  • Revising financial objectives
  • Risk management – evaluating what if’s

Part 3
11 Dec 2018 — Presentation and Review of Business Plans — 1 day

The course has now been made a 5 day course, so that extra work can be done on financial planning after feedback from the previous group.

Make sure to book your place quickly as there is a maximum of 10 places available on the course. Spaces go very quickly and are a first come first served basis.

Members £800 +VAT
Non-Members £900 + VAT

Email or call 0333 003 3550 for further details.